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One of the clusters at the tent city

Rann Utsav tent city package

It was our first trip to a salt marsh and what better place to start than the world’s largest salt desert in India itself 🙂 We visited Rann of Kutch from 6th Feb – 8th Feb and booked the 2N/ 3D package at Rann Utsav tent city. Our first impression of the tent city was ‘wow’. […]

Visit to SHAR, Sriharikota

How to visit Space Research Center at SHAR, Sriharikota

This post was last updated on 22nd April 2019 Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota is one of the 2 rocket launch centers in India. This state of the art facility is maintained by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and is the main base for India’s space flight programs. The space station is open to visitors […]

Punnami-Oravakal-Festival

Punnami Orvakal Festival: June 9-11

We are headed to Punnami Orvakal festival on 9th June. This is the first edition of this event and there is not much awareness about it. We have been to Oravakallu Rock garden earlier and you can read about our experience in this post. This festival promoted by AP Tourism claims to be one of its […]

How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota

How to watch a rocket launch in Sriharikota, India

Update: 29th March 2019 ISRO – SHAR has now opened its doors to Indian citizens to watch the rocket launch from inside SHAR. Interested visitors need to register for the event in advance on their website https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp Do you have a space enthusiast kiddo at home? Or are you someone who loves watching aeroplanes take […]

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam - photo courtesy Wikipedia

Nagarjuna Sagar

My parents visited us in Oct 2016 and we decided to go on a short 2 day trip to Nagarjuna Sagar. Located on the banks of Krishna river, it forms a boundary between Telangana (Nalagonda district) and Andhra Pradesh (Guntur). It is around 130 km drive on the Sagar ring road -> Ibrahimpatnam -> Chintapally […]

Orvakal Rock Garden birds eye view

Oravakallu Rock Gardens, Andhra Pradesh

Oravakallu rock garden is located in the district of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its ingenious rock formations. If you have ever travelled on the NH-18 highway towards Kurnool, the rock formations on the side are hard to miss. Oravakallu rock garden is only a part of the long stretch of rocks formed […]

Belum Caves - Andhra Pradesh

Belum Caves

Belum caves is around 365 kms from Hyderabad and 300 kms from Bangalore. It is best combined with a trip to either Gandikota (~60 km) or Oravakallu Rock Garden (~130 km) in Andhra Pradesh. We visited the caves in Sep 2016. We started in the morning from Gandikota and reached Oravakallu Garden in the evening after […]

Gandiokota fort wall

Gandikota Fort – Hidden gem of AP

We had a long weekend in September 1st week and decided to explore some place that is driving distance from Hyderabad. We zeroed in on Gandikota, Belum Caves and Orvakallu Rock Garden. Our itinerary was: Day 1: Drive to Gandikota. Stay overnight. Day 2: Drive to Belum Caves. Explore the caves and drive to Orvakallu Rock […]

Kerala Boat Race

Kerala snake boat race, Alleppey houseboat and Kumarakom

Lord Vishnu’s 6th incarnation, Parasurama fought back the sea to save the land. He threw his axe from Konkan to Kanyakumari and sea gave way. Thus was God’s Own Country born, which is called Kerala. We have travelled to Kerala five times as tourists; still, get enchanted by the beauty of the state. A few […]

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